Animals Archive
18 June 2014, 11:13 AM ET
Not all sauropod dinosaurs were long-necked giants. Now, researchers have found miniature fossils that belonged to adult sauropods, revealing the processes that led to dwarf dinosaurs.
18 June 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Oxytocin — a chemical commonly known as the "love hormone" — might help strengthen the bond between man and his best friend: the dog.
18 June 2014, 09:53 AM ET
A bachelor party hiking in New Mexico stumbled across a 3-million-year-old stegomastodon skull, the prehistoric ancestor of mammoths and elephants. The skull is one of the most complete mastodon fossils ever discovered.
17 June 2014, 09:02 PM ET
Rats can recognize the what-might-have-been.
17 June 2014, 06:04 PM ET
From Shakespearean sonnets to impassioned speeches to lovers' whispers, human language is an amazingly rich form of expression, whose evolution has long puzzled scientists.
17 June 2014, 01:03 PM ET
The club of fellatio-loving animals just gained a new member: bears. Scientists have observed a pair of male brown bears in captivity in Croatia that regularly engaged in oral sex over several years.
17 June 2014, 09:32 AM ET
Male zebra finches prefer to form lifelong pair bonds with other males if they're raised by their dad alone, new research shows. This mate choice is likely the result of males "imprinting" on their fathers, researchers say.
16 June 2014, 07:09 PM ET
Four new foals have been born from frozen horse embryos, which could enable selective breeding programs in the future.
16 June 2014, 03:01 PM ET
Female spiders that live socially in colonies may adopt "warrior" or "nanny" roles, similar to how insects can form soldier and worker castes, researchers say. These findings could shed light on how differences in personalities can help divide up labor.
16 June 2014, 07:59 AM ET
A bachelor party came across a part of the the fossilized skull sticking out of the sand at Elephate Butte State Park.
13 June 2014, 08:02 PM ET
Training's not just for dogs — with the right approach, your "problem" cat can be trained to behave.
13 June 2014, 04:48 PM ET
An ancient ancestor to the Arctic fox has been unearthed in Tibet, lending credence to the notion that ice-age mammals fanned out from the plateau.
13 June 2014, 01:17 PM ET
Peru's Amazon rainforest is extensively contaminated from decades of oil and gas drilling, researchers reported.
13 June 2014, 11:48 AM ET
They're baaack — in zoos around the world, animals are taking to the field — or at least, the tank or the food bin — to predict the results of World Cup games.
13 June 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Don't forget the small Owl Monkey Dads on Father's Day. According to Stony Brook University Professor Patricia Wright, fathers within this and other small monkey species are very devoted to their offspring.
13 June 2014, 09:42 AM ET
In a display of cruelty to animals, a coyote is shot 3 or 4 times and then the hunter released his hounds on the defenseless animal.In a display of cruelty to animals, a coyote is shot 3 or 4 times and then the hunter released his hounds on the defen
13 June 2014, 08:29 AM ET
More than a million years ago, hippopotamuses paddled across a shallow pool in the region that's now northern Kenya, occasionally scraping their feet on the sandy bottom. Today, researchers have fossil evidence of the hippos' fleeting swim.
13 June 2014, 03:55 AM ET
Patricia Wright of Stoney Brook University explains why owl monkeys are devoted fathers and nocturnal.

12 June 2014, 03:59 PM ET
The ancestors of humans and chimpanzees may have begun genetically diverging from one another 13 million years ago, more than twice as long ago as had been widely thought, shedding new light on the process of human evolution, researchers say.
12 June 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Dinosaurs may not have been cold-blooded like modern reptiles or warm-blooded like mammals and birds, but rather had blood that ran neither hot nor cold, but was of a kind of in-between that's rare nowadays, researchers say.
12 June 2014, 12:18 PM ET
Chinstraps, Gentoos, Adelies and more. These stunning penguin photos reveal the beauty of Antarctica's flightless birds.
12 June 2014, 10:26 AM ET
An ancient predatory fish that crushed the bony armor of jawless fishes may have been the biggest vertebrate of its day.
12 June 2014, 09:37 AM ET
Since the last Ice Age, penguins have basked in warmer Antarctic climates because less ice makes it easier for the birds to breed and hunt for food, a new study reveals. But current climate change is happening too fast for their food supply to cope.
12 June 2014, 09:04 AM ET
Horned frogs are capable of consuming prey that are very large relative to the amphibians' own bodies, and they may be able to pull off this impressive feat thanks to the strength of their tongues, new research suggests.
12 June 2014, 08:12 AM ET
The plight of sharks gets a human angle with a new documentary about a 20-year-old Australian activist who has been diving with these marine predators since childhood.
11 June 2014, 10:12 PM ET
20-yr-old diver, filmmaker and conservationist Madison Stewart explodes myths about sharks in this Live Science exclusive unedited interview with @DavidSkyBrody (Pt.2). On more than 450 dives sharks have been her playmates, family and friends.
11 June 2014, 09:52 PM ET
20-yr-old diver, filmmaker and conservationist Madison Stewart explodes myths about sharks in this Live Science exclusive unedited interview with @DavidSkyBrody (Pt.1). On more than 450 dives sharks have been her playmates, family and friends.
11 June 2014, 08:34 PM ET
Australian Madison Stewart, star of 'Shark Girl' (Smithsonian Channel Special) has another hobby besides SCUBA diving: Feeding Vegemite to unsuspecting Americans like @DavidSkyBrody of LiveScience.com...
11 June 2014, 04:49 PM ET
20-yr-old diver, filmmaker and conservationist Madison Stewart explodes myths about sharks in this Live Science exclusive interview with @DavidSkyBrody. On more than 450 dives, various species of shark have been her playmates, family and friends.
11 June 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Researchers in Kenya have uncovered fossilized animal tracks, which they believe may have been left by swimming hippos 1.4 million years ago.
11 June 2014, 01:59 PM ET
At a 1000 frames per second, a real up-close and personal view of the frog feeding on an insect is achieved. The entire sequence took less that a second in real-time.
11 June 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A tiny, jawless fish called Metaspriggina that swam the oceans more than 500 million years ago may be the ancestor of nearly all living vertebrates.